Changing MP3 Bitrate

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by canadam, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. canadam

    canadam Guest

    I ripped a bunch of CD's that I'd like to back up onto ONE MP3 disc.
    The problem is, I ripped all the songs at 196kb/s, and the files total 884mb. Like I said, if at ALL possible, I'd like to fit all this music onto one disc (the biggest disc I have that will work in my car's MP3 player is 800mb). Is there any easy way short of re-ripping all 16 CD's to change the bitrate to a lower one so that all of the files can fit on one disc ?

    Thanks for any suggestions
     
  2. uflathead

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    It's not really a good idea to go from one bitrate to another because it can cause all sorts of weird distortions. If you must, I'd recommend converting them to wav's and then back to a lower bitrate.
     
  3. Mark

    Mark Diesel Junkie

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    record them with itunes at a minimum of 128 KBps. Ituned uses variable bitrate so parts that need a high bitrate get a high bitrate and parts that dont, dont
     
  4. canadam

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    can i get a shareware copy of this ?
     
  5. aphoric

    aphoric Even if god did exist, it would be necessary to ab

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    I use Sound Studio to do that, no problems at all... it is now called Adobe Audition and costs a lot more...
     
  6. Wolf68k

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    Just go to www.apple.com and download iTunes, it's free
    But then you can just use whatever you used to rip them the first time and set a lower bitrate.

    Or try http://www.cdex.n3.net/ to re-encode them.
     
  7. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Sound Studio? Don't you mean Cool Edit Pro? (CEP = Audition)
     
  8. aphoric

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    err, yeah, that's right, I just store my files in a folder called sound studio, on my second HDD... Cool Edit Pro is awesome
     
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